Add Ripple Effect in Photoshop CS6

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You're watching VisiHow! In this video, we are going to show you how you can add a ripple effect to an image in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.

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  1. 1
    We should have an image opened.
    In this example, it is an image of David Bowie. We can open an image by creating a new document or opening an existing one. There is a VisiHow video on how to create a new document and open a document in Photoshop CS6.
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    Once the image is opened, we have to ensure that we selected the layer that we will be working within the "Layers" tab at the right-hand side.
    In this video, there is only one layer.
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  3. 3
    We click "Filter".
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  4. 4
    We move the cursor over to "Distort".
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    We move across to "Ripple" and click it.
    A pop-up window with the preview of the image will be brought up.
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    We can zoom out by clicking "-" in the corner.
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    We can zoom in by clicking "+".
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    We can zoom far in or far out by clicking the percentage drop-down button and selecting a percentage value.
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    We zoom in a bit.
    We can see the image has already been fairly rippled.
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    We can pull the "Amount" scroller along and add even more of the ripple effect to the image.
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    We can pull the "Amount" scroller a little back to go the other way.
    The effect goes both ways: we can see the movement changing as if to an "inverted" ripple effect. We can go through with the effect until we are satisfied.
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    We can click "Size" and change the size of the ripples.
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    We can click "Small", where the effect is a bit subtle.
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    We can click the "Large" option, where the effect is really dramatic.
    "Medium" is the default setting. We are going to leave it at this value.
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    We click "OK" to come to our canvas with our new effect.
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